Jon Bristol is the founder and visionary behind Elmwood Productions-the home of Elmwood Puppets and More and the writer of his very popular blog Jon’s Java-A Puppet a Day.
I enjoyed the privilege of interviewing Jon for Nutmeg Chatter HERE.
When creating this artwork for Jon it was obvious that I should center Jon around his puppets the way Jim Henson’s inconic photos often do. But then I took it one step further and turned Jon and his fiance Brie into puppets.
I depicted Jon and Brie surrounded by two puppets from the original Steve the Vampire series HERE Steve and Ophelia.
In addition I ensured there was plenty of characters from their most recent venture HEAD, a puppet horror film. Here I show one of the characters giving Johnny Sojive the eye! Meanwhile two other puppets, the sheep named “BOB” and a panda from Revenge of the Space Pandas and I had the opportunity to work with at Desultory Theatre Club (directed by Keith Paul#17 in this series). Here’s a video promo we did
I’ve also acted with Jon, I played a character named “Bill” and his puppet was the game show host in a production ALSO directed by Keith Paul!
Jon Bristol has created a menagerie of wildly funny and innovative characters and it’s been a pleasure to work with him and his talented team of puppet professionals! I hope one day to do so again!
Find out more about the horror puppet film “HEAD: here including a trailer!
Now HEAD will be screened TWICE in August! August 21 and 22 at Paris in Plantsville (check it out HERE!) and in Hamden on August 28th (check it out HERE!)